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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (38)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ava Shamban is Good. Dr. Shamban has been reviewed by 57 patients who have provided 38 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.9
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ava Shamban, MD is board certified in Dermatology.

  • She has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Shamban graduated from Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland. She has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)


Dr. Shamban has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • St. John's Hospital & Health Center 
  • Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center 
  • Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center 


  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Ava T Shamban MD is a female Dermatologist, has 29 years of experience and practices in Dermatology.
Where does Dr. Ava T. Shamban practice?
Dr. Ava Shamban has 1 office location.
Dr. Ava Shamban practices Dermatology near Santa Monica, CA.
See Santa Monica Dermatologists.